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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Ikea at last cracks China market, but success has meant adapting to local ways

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... Kim Wall in Beijing kim.wall@scmp.com Furniture giant has bent over backwards to accommodate Chinese keener on sleeping than shopping, and is now seeing rapid sales growth Not taking success lying down On a recent Saturday afternoon, Ikea's flagship mainland store - one of the world's largest - is abuzz with people. Walkways guiding visitors from one showroom ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    1,400 homeless sleeping on Hong Kong's streets, double government estimates

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com CityU study finds twice as many street sleepers as government estimates Homeless numbers 'double government estimate' The number of homeless people ... rising rents and perpetually low incomes had forced many working people onto the streets. "Many of these homeless people don't earn enough even for a subdivided flat, which costs ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Canny Kim-like street vendor cooks up a storm

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 04:14pm by Zhang Hong <a href=hong.zhang@scmp.com>hong.zhang@scmp.com</a>

    ... to the reporter at his street stall outside the gate to a college, chuckling passers-by stopped to have their photos taken with him. When asked if he was of Korean descent, or was merely mimicking ...

  4. News - World - SOCIETY

    Even popular teens bullied at school, not just outcasts, says US study

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:13pm by NYT

    ... of victimisation and the severity of its consequences," they wrote in the Journal of the American Sociological Association. The aggressors, too, often "possess strong social skills", ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Beloved North Point beef offal stall calls it a day

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:58am by Amy Nip

    ... offal shop in North Point yesterday to bid farewell to one of their favourite street fares. It was the last day of business for Block 13 Beef Offal, located on Shu Kuk Street next to Cantonese ... are really generous." Street-food lover Wayne, one of the last in line, waited three hours for his turn before rushing back to work. "The beef offal here is tender and smells nice. ...

  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... the architect used clear corrugated plastic on the external walls and white acrylic stretched across a timber frame to create a home that questions "the traditional notion of rooms and consequently domestic life". Ban's "Curtain Wall House" in Tokyo uses two-storey-high white curtains to open or close the home to the outside. Similarly, his "Metal Shutter Houses" ...

  7. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Criminal gangs 'crippling children and forcing them to work as beggars'

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 07:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... as beggars on the street, according to reports. The criminal organisations, dubbed “beggar gangs”, keep the children in captivity, provide only minimum rations to keep them alive and pocket any money ... how he witnessed gang members breaking the legs of a homeless infant girl they found on street. Older children in the beggar gangs were often forced to consume strong sleeping pills to keep ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    The wages of fear: how the mainland's migrant workers are exploited

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... in an orange construction helmet shoves one man into a wall, while another in a red coat kicks that same worker in the stomach, sending him aloft. A man holding a stick stomps another worker curled ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Photographer's documentation of street sleepers shows havoc 'beautifying' projects can bring

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Photographer's documentation of street sleepers over 15 years shows what local councils have done in the name of 'beautifying' projects ... taken in 1999, shows a roofed pavilion with a flat floor in Tung Chau Street Park in Sham Shui Po. The second, from about 2008, shows the same pavilion with a circular hole cut in the roof ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Former civil servant Rachel Cartland muses on a city driven by fear

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Lana Lam

    ... on the street and the government feeling that it was teetering on civil unrest. "It was all very analogous with all the recent problems with the issue of TV licences. "What the licensing ... career include opening a social services centre in the Kowloon Walled City in 1973, seeing the growth of new towns during the 1980s, establishing the Arts Development Council and taking up ...




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